A coup by any other name

By Luis V. Teodoro
The Marcos terror regime may have been overthrown 31 years ago, the institutions of liberal democracy restored, and a new Constitution drafted. But the...

Snarls and soot

By Maria Victoria Rufino
A stroll on the street is a walk though the fumigation machine. One turns gray and inhales the dust and dirt in the atmosphere....

Menu for dine-in service

By A. R. Samson
Just beside the phone at a hotel room is a menu card for dining in. In five-star hotels, the offerings can be fancy, with...

The Philippines’ Ill-Advised P1 Trillion New Coal Gamble

By Sara Jane Ahmed THE Philippines quest for affordable and reliable electricity is not working so far; it pays among the highest prices in ASEAN...

Time to move up

By Marvin A. Tort
Militants in the jeepney industry won, while the public lost, during the two-day transportation strike early this week. Their “win,” however, was at the...

Finding our purpose in faith, service, and communion

By Zedrick F. Laqui
Younger people are often told to find their life’s purpose. We’re encouraged to uphold purpose over profit, or to combine purpose with profit. We’re...

Watching over your credit reputation

By Genie Celini D. Nuevo
Reputation matters. It could make or break one’s chances of availing a much needed financial life line. In the financial industry, before a credit facility is...

A high carbon tax is irrational

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
Political science masquerading as climate science insist that the gas that we humans and our animals exhale, the gas that is used by trees,...

Can We Spend, Spend, Spend?

By Weslene Uy
After a lengthy legislative exercise, the Senate released a Committee Report last month that consolidated 31 different bills on the Tax Reform for Acceleration...

‘Modernization’ for whom?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo
When once Philippine jeepneys were iconic testaments to Filipino ingenuity, resourcefulness and folk art, the erstwhile “King of the Road” is now derided by...